Congregation Netivot Shalom Preschool seeks to create a stimulating and enriching educational environment for each and every child.
We are devoted to helping children learn socialization skills, building their self-confidence and teaching them the preliminary skills to explore and experience the world independently from their parents.
In addition, we seek to ignite a spark in each child to lay claim to her or his Jewish heritage and commit him or her to a lifetime passion for learning.

Friday, February 20, 2015

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

February 20, 2015 1 Adar 5775

Shalom Nachshonim families,

Another wonderful week at our Kitah.  This week we’ve the pleasure of having Judith with us in the kitah and she will be with us again next week until Ofra returns the week after.  The kids love the crocodile counting game/song she sings with them.  They all go silent as soon as she starts and then they all jump in with the loudest sound they can make.

On Tuesday we carried on working on our communal art piece that we’ve started last week.  On Wednesday we hung it on our wall.  You can see it hanging on your right as you walk in.  It’s very avant-garde.

On Wednesday we also enjoyed Diana, Oliver’s 'nonny’ (grandma).  She had the kids captivated with a lot of books she brought with her.  All time favorite is the “The big hungry bear”.

We’ve been enjoying a mud bath outside (hence the muddy clothes in your kids cubbies.  Sorry about that, but once you see the joy on their faces when immersed in mud, you'll understand it’s so worth another load of washing.

Menachem came to visit and sang songs with us.  We took out our musical instruments and made a whole lot of noise.

We made individual art paintings with pastels and water colors.  We’ve noticed that the water colors doesn’t mix with the pastels.

At our pretend play area we enjoyed an apron and a chefs hat that Vered brought from home for us.  It inspired the kids to start a pizza restaurant.  They all worked together so beautifully.  Some were cooking, some were serving and some were the guests.  It was all self initiated and directed by the kids.  A complete delight.

Outside we sang a lot of songs with Judith while jumping on the trampoline or when we were rolling on the mats.

At circle time we read an interactive book called Coco the Croc.  It has a puppet attached to it.  The kids enjoyed it so much we had to read it again at circle time the next day.

We’ve been reading and talking about Purim.  We also danced to some Hebrew Purim songs at circle time.

Today we made our challah’s for Shabbat.  We practice counting the raisins,  identifying our names, the letters and the phonetic sounds associated with it.

We hope you have a healthy and happy weekend.

Shabbat Shalom,

Vered and Judith

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